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Woman Alleged of Smuggling Fentanyl on Dark Web Found Dead

Posted on the 02 February 2018 by Darkwebnews @darkwebnews

A Norwood, Ohio woman who was accused of using dark web markets to smuggle fentanyl has been found dead. She is believed to have committed suicide in early December.

The woman, 39-year-old Grace Bosworth, was listed to be the founder of Global 2 Local Language Solutions, a company that mainly offered translation services. According to records, she was known as a business agent with the Ohio Secretary of State.

Woman Alleged of Smuggling Fentanyl on Dark Web Found Dead

Bosworth, along with her accomplice, allegedly used post office boxes to distribute the deadly drug fentanyl around the country.

Fentanyl is an extremely potent synthetic opioid that was originally designed to treat severe pain, mostly after major surgical operations. If used the wrong way outside the proper and controlled use, fentanyl is considered deadlier than heroin to a great extent.

According to specialists, heroin users often mistakenly consume large doses of fentanyl, unaware that their supply had been laced with the synthetic opioid. This is the main cause of fatal fentanyl overdoses, which have skyrocketed in recent years in the U.S. and globally.

And the problem is particularly rampant in Ohio, where a daily average of 11 people died from fentanyl overdoses in 2016.

Grace Bosworth and her accomplice, James Halpin, were taken to a federal court where a judge heard their case according to the evidence collected regarding their illegal activities. They are said to have operated on the dark web, which gave them enough anonymity to be in the business successfully for a long time.

Cases in which dark web markets are shutdown by federal officials have increased, hence citing a backdoor that the law enforcement is exploiting to catch the drug dealers. Since the takedown of two major dark web markets last year, even more cases have followed where online-based drug vendors and market moderators have been arrested.

According to court documents, Bosworth and Halpin were operating the drug-smuggling business together. They hid their activities from the law enforcement authorities by having a legitimate company to record revenue.

Last year when the pair first appeared in court, the judge ordered them to undertake an in-patient substance abuse treatment program, which was part of their bond. This was so considering that they were still using the deadly drug fentanyl, thus needing a formulated treatment.

The judge also ordered them to complete a mental health evaluation which would help the court rule the case by the results. Bosworth was also ordered to complete the program and later be on house arrest where she would be monitored electronically. She was said to have lived on house arrest until her death earlier this month.

On the other hand, Halpin was ordered by the judge to live with his parents in Connecticut where he was also consistently monitored. This saw both suspects living in a confined area without communication until their case was heard and decided.

The cause of Bosworth's death is yet to be known, but investigators believe she committed suicide to evade the trial and charges. The charges would see them jailed for many years as the drugs which they imported would be responsible for several overdoses.

Following Bosworth's death, all the charges against Halpin are set to remain. The likelihood of Halpin receiving a prison sentence is very high, even after living on house arrest for some time.

Woman Alleged of Smuggling Fentanyl on Dark Web Found Dead
Woman Alleged of Smuggling Fentanyl on Dark Web Found Dead
Woman Alleged of Smuggling Fentanyl on Dark Web Found Dead

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The articles and content found on Dark Web News are for general information purposes only and are not intended to solicit illegal activity or constitute legal advice. Using drugs is harmful to your health and can cause serious problems including death and imprisonment, and any treatment should not be undertaken without medical supervision.

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